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Pro-B4


© Marcel Lämmerhirt

No roof. No outlet. No second chance. No problem. Award-winning photographer Marcel Lämmerhirt was the first photographer to ever lay his hands on the Pro-B4. Marcel, who loves to shoot fast and extreme sports, was especially impressed by its speed and action-freezing capability. He decided to use these unique features to take a sequence shot of the world champion in wakeboarding, Dominik Gührs. “Sequence shots are amazing for jobs like this,” says Marcel. “But it’s probably just as useful if you’re in the studio. For instance, if you’re a fashion photographer and the model’s hair or robe is flying around or you’re working with powder or something like that – a sequence shot would be just perfect. In that case you may even connect the Pro-B4 to a mains outlet and shoot continuously for days!” Doing a sequence shot means that Marcel does not have to meticulously time his shots. Neither does he have to ask Dominik to do the same jump over and over again. Instead he can just shoot a sequence and then select that perfect shot.


Pro-B4 1000 Air A revolution on location

The Pro-B4 is the fastest, toughest battery generator on the market. Its performance rivals even that of the best studio generators out there. But of course, the most important thing is not what it can do, but what it allows you to do. Here are a few examples: Freeze motion at 1/25,000 of a second. The Pro-B4 offers the shortest flash duration of any generator on the market. This opens up creative possibilities that yesterday’s photographers could only ever dream of.

Shoot faster than ever before. The Pro-B4 is the fastest recycling battery generator on the market. At lower power settings it is able to fire up to 30 flashes per second, while the longest wait on full power is less than a second.

Go where the action is… The Pro-B4 is equipped with a solid-cast aluminium chassis and a sturdy rubber frame. All connections have protective lids and the pack has no air vents to help prevent moisture or dust from getting inside.

Set the lights on the fly.

The Pro-B4 offers a huge 11 f-stop power range with unrivaled stability in power output and color temperature. It has two independent outlets with individual and intuitive controls and displays.

Control the shoot from the palm of your hand. The Pro-B4 is equipped with Air – Profoto’s unique system for remote radio sync and control. Air is the fastest wireless camera sync system on the market and has an operating range of 300m (1,000ft).

Style your light to perfection with the Light Shaping Tools. The Pro-B4 is fully compatible with Profoto’s huge assortment of Light Shaping Tools. Create the light you want. When you want it. Only your imagination sets the limits.

…and then bring it back to the studio. On-location, the Pro-B4 outperforms most mains powered studio generators. In the studio it gets even better. The battery can fully recharge in only 45 minutes and can be recharged while in use. Profoto Air inside This symbol tells you when a unit has a built-in transceiver that makes it compatible with the Profoto Air system. It is your guarantee of a perfect sync and remote control.


Š Marcel Lämmerhirt


Pro Plus heads The Pro-B4 is compatible with all Pro heads. Each Pro head is optimized for certain applications and optically designed to create a distinct yet highly adaptable light. All heads are small, robust and compatible with the entire range of Profoto Light Shaping Tools. Now, the classic Pro heads have been upgraded to take full advantage of the groundbreaking potential of the Pro-B4. These are the Pro Plus heads:

ProHead Plus

Pro-B Head Plus

ProRing Plus/ProRing 2 Plus

The smallest head with a comparable light output on the market, yet capable of producing flashes up 4800 Ws, over and over again, hour after hour. A thermostatically controlled 2-speed fan provides efficient cooling.

Basically the same as the ProHead Plus but without the fan. This makes it even smaller and more lightweight. Hence, perfect for on-location shoots and situations where you need to keep moving.

Profoto ring flashes create a direct and prominent light without harshness. ProRing Plus is smaller and more lightweight, while ProRing 2 Plus comes with a built-in fan and a powerful 200 W modeling light.

Plus version upgrades:

Plus version upgrades:

Plus version upgrades:

1  New safety lamp head connector. Helps prevent dust and moisture from entering the generator.

1  New safety lamp head connector. Helps prevent dust and moisture from entering the generator.

1  New safety lamp head connector. Helps prevent dust and moisture from entering the generator.

2 New improved stand adapter. Comes with a fixed screw and improved mounting options.

2 New improved stand adapter. Comes with a fixed screw and improved mounting options.

3 New patent pending “Perfect Arc” flashtube. Enhanced triggering capabilities on low power settings. Superior color and energy stability.

3 New patent pending “Perfect Arc” flashtube. Enhanced triggering capabilities on low power settings. Superior color and energy stability.

4 New improved protective glass cover. Thicker, more robust and even safer to work with.

4 New improved protective glass cover. Thicker, more robust and even safer to work with.

90 07 52 ProHead Plus with 250W model lamp and Zoom Reflector

90 07 55 Pro-B head Plus with 100W model lamp and Disc Reflector

90 07 53 ProHead plus with 500W model lamp and long glass cover

90 07 94 Pro-B head Plus with 100W model lamp and Zoom Reflector

30 05 14 ProRing Plus 30 05 19 ProRing2 Plus


Energy

1-1000 Ws (11 f-stops; 0.1-10.0)

Lamp head connectors

Two connectors

Size

31.5 x 18 x 25 cm 12.4 x 7.1 x 9.8 inch

Weight

9.8 kg (7.9 kg without battery) 21.6 lbs

Mode control Yes, Normal and Freeze mode

Battery Type

29.7V, 3.3 Ah, Li-Ion (LiFePo4)

Energy control Normal Mode: 2.0-10.0 in 1/10 or 1/1 increments. Freeze Mode: 0.1-5.8 in 1/10 or 1/1 increments

Battery charging time:

45 minutes with standard Quick charger

Energy precision

No. of Flashes per charge: 220 @ full >50,000 @ min Infinite with charger connected

Energy distribution

Fully asymmetric

Energy display

Digital LCD display

Recharge in operation Yes

Normal mode: ± 1/100 f-stop flash-to-flash Freeze mode: ± 1/20 f-stop flash to flash

Color stability Normal mode: ± 150° K over entire energy range; ± 20° K flash-to-flash Freeze mode: ± 800° K over entire energy range; ± 150° K flash-to-flash

Battery status indication: Yes

Recycling

Normal mode: 0.03 – 0.99 s Freeze mode: 0.03 – 0.1 s

Flash triggering Built-in wireless Profoto Air with a range up to 300 m Built-in photocell One ¼´ sync socket

Flash duration

Normal mode: 1/5,500 – 1/2000 s Freeze mode: 1/25,000 – 1/11,000 s

Remote control

Flash duration display Yes, readable in LCD display Modeling light

Built-in wireless Profoto Air with a range up to 300 m

Product Number 901084 Pro-B4 1000 Air 901089 Pro-B4 1000 Air Kit (including 1 spare battery)

Up to 500W with one Head Up to 250W with two Heads

Generators and monolights

Profoto – The Light Shaping System Profoto BatPac

Pro-8a Air 2400/1200

Pro-7a 2400/1200

Pro-7s 2400/1200

Pro-B4 1000 Air

Pro-B3 AirS

D4 Air 4800/2400/1200

AcuteB2 600 AirS AcuteB2 600 AirS/R

Acute2R 2400/1200 Acute2 2400/1200

D1 Air 1000/500/250 D1 500/250

Profoto continouos light

BatPac 230V / 120V 90 11 21 / 90 11 22

ProTungsten Air

Pro-B MainsDock 90 08 95

Profoto air Wireless System

HEADS

Air USB 90 10 34 Profoto Charger 1A 10 02 94

Pro-B Head Plus 90 07 55

ProHead Plus 90 07 52

Narrow Beam Narrow Beam Reflector Travel Reflector 10 06 17 10 07 13

TeleZoom Reflector 10 07 12

ProTwin 90 07 19

Magnum Reflector 10 06 24

Wide Zoom Reflector 10 07 11

ProRing Plus/ ProRing 2 Plus 30 05 14 / 30 05 19

Grid Reflector 10 07 05

Zoom Reflector 10 07 85

Standard Zoom Reflector 10 06 10

LIGHT SHAPING TOOLS

ProDaylight 200/400 Air with ProBallast 200/400

ProDaylight 800 Air with ProBallast 800

Profoto chargers

AcuteB Head 90 09 35

Disc Reflector 10 06 54

ProGlobe 10 06 73

Acute/ D4Head 90 06 66

Cine Reflector 90 11 75

Cine Reflector LITE 90 11 70

Acute / D4 Twin 90 06 78

Acute/D4 Ring 33 05 13

Profoto Universal Power Adapter 10 02 26

Air Remote 90 10 31

ProFresnel Spot 10 07 06

Softlight Reflector White 10 06 08 Softlight Reflector Silver 10 06 07

7” Grids 5˚ 10 06 35 10˚ 10 06 34

Profoto Charger 2A 10 02 18

FresnelSpot 10 07 41

Air Sync 90 10 32

Barn Doors for Fresnelspot 10 07 58

Ring Flash Softlight Reflector 10 06 42 Ring Flash Close-Up Reflector 10 06 43 Ring Flash WideSoft Reflector 10 07 17 Glass Disc 10 07 04

10° Grid 10 06 18

Pro Tube 10 06 70

Barn Doors 10 07 15

10˚ WideZoom Grid 10 06 36

Grid and Filter Holder 90 06 49

Barn Doors 10 06 71

Barndoor, Cine and Zoom reflector 10 04 63

Fresnel Small 10 07 89

Lenses for Cine Reflector Fresnel 10 04 65, Super Wide 10 04 66 Narrow Spot 10 04 67, Medium Flood 10 04 68 Wide Flood 10 04 69, Diffusion filter 10 04 75

Spot Small 10 07 90

MultiSpot 10 07 33

ProBox (20x30 cm) 90 05 61

Barn Doors 10 07 44

85 mm Lens 10 07 46

zoomspot 10 07 34 Snoot 10 06 51

5°, 10°, 20° Grids 10 06 46, 10 06 05, 10 06 06

Grid for Softlight Reflectors 10 06 09

Clear Fresnel lens 10 07 50

Hardbox 10 07 18 Scrim kit 90 11 78

Softgrids, masks and diffusers available for softboxes.

StickLight 10 07 38

Iris Diaphragm 10 07 48

StripLights S (0.7 m) 10 07 35 M (1.3 m) 10 07 36 L (1.9 m) 10 07 37 Optional barn doors are available for all StripLights.

Translucent Umbrella S 10 06 13 M 10 06 14

StillLight XL (60x80 cm) 10 07 39 StillLight XXL (80x120 cm) 10 07 40

The line of Profoto Giant Reflectors consists of the the parabolic Giant Reflectors Giant Reflector 180 (180 cm) 10 03 18 Giant Reflector 240 (240 cm) 10 03 19 Giant Reflector 300 (300 cm) 10 03 20 plus the Giant White 150 cm 10 03 14, Giant White 210 cm 10 03 15 Giant Silver 150 cm 10 03 16, and Giant Silver 210 cm 10 03 17 Optional front diffusers are available for all Giants.

Softbox StripLights 1x3' RF (30x90 cm) 25 45 36 1x4' RF (30x120 cm) 25 45 24 1x6' RF (30x180 cm) 25 45 34

Softbox Square 2x2' RF (60x60 cm) 25 45 25 3x3' RF (90x90 cm) 25 45 77

Softbox Octa 2.3' Octa (70 cm) 25 45 78 2.3' Octa Gold (70 cm) 25 45 79 3' Octa (90 cm) 25 45 28 5' Octa (150 cm) 25 45 29

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Softbox Rectangular 1x1.3' RF (30x40 cm) 25 45 76 2x3' RF (60x90 cm) 25 45 26 3x4' RF (90x120 cm) 25 45 27 4x6' RF (120x180 cm) 25 45 35

HR Softbox 1.3 x 1.8' RF (40 x 55 cm) 10 04 81 2 x 3' RF (60 x 90 cm) 10 04 82 1.5 x 4' RF (45 x 120 cm) 10 04 83 3 x 4' RF (90 x 120 cm) 10 04 84 2.7 x 2.7' RF (80 x 80 cm) 10 04 85 4 x 6' RF (120 x 180 cm) 10 04 86

HR Softbox Octa 3' (90 cm) 10 04 92 5' (150 cm) 10 04 93 7' (214 cm) 10 04 94

HR Softbox Asymetric 1.5 x 3.5' RF-a (45 x 107 cm) 10 04 90 2.3 x 5' RF-a (70 x 150 cm) 10 04 91

HR Lantern 1.7' FLAT (51 x 30 cm) 10 04 87 3' FLAT (89 x 43 cm) 10 04 88 4' FLAT (122 x 48 cm) 10 04 89

Silver Umbrella S 10 06 15 M 10 06 16 L 10 07 20

White Umbrella S 10 06 11 M 10 06 12 L 10 07 19

Umbrella XL 165 cm White 10 03 26 Silver 10 03 27 Translucent 10 03 28

104129. Profoto carries out continuous development of its products. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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